Icicle Seafoods announced this week that the company had appointed Amy Humphreys as president and CEO, replacing Dennis Guhlke after he resigned.
Most recently, Humphreys was president of Delta Western, a petroleum marketing and distribution company in Alaska.
"We are delighted to welcome Amy to Icicle," said Mitchell Presser , a founding Partner at Paine & Partners, the company that manages the investment funds which own Icicle. "Amy is a proven and results-oriented leader with extensive experience in Alaska, including as President of Delta Western, Inc. Under Amy, we are confident that Icicle will continue to build upon its position as a leading producer, harvester and processor of a diverse portfolio of seafood products."
Presser spoke highly of the departing Guhlke, saying, "Under Dennis's leadership as President and CEO, Icicle made considerable strategic advancements, including diversifying into aquaculture with the acquisition of American Gold Seafoods, and a number of substantial investments and acquisitions in our core Alaskan operation, including the recent acquisition of Snopac. Dennis has successfully led Icicle through a critical growth phase, and the entire company is grateful for his leadership and dedication and we wish him every success in his future pursuits."
Before working at Delta Western, Humphreys served as chief financial officer of Northstar Utilities Group, and held various executive roles at American Seafoods Group, including treasurer and vice president of corporate development.
"This is an exciting opportunity,” Humphreys said. “I believe the Company has many opportunities to continue its growth in both wild and farmed seafood product offerings. I look forward to working with Icicle's management team and employees to enhance the Company's market position and accelerate its growth and success."